Queer Student Orgs/Groups @ the Cant˙!

5-6:30pm~Womyn's Gp
7-10pm ~ Queer Geeks
7-9pm ~ Queer Coffeehouse
3:30-4:30pm ~ Queer Book Club (1st & 3rd)
5:30-7pm ~ Men's Gp
7-10pm ~ Queer Student Union
6:30-8pm ~ QPOC
8-9:30pm ~ Familia X
2-3:30pm ~ Bi/ pansexual & Poly Gp


5:30-7:30pm ~ Blender 


For more about our queer student orgs & groups, go here.

Latino USA Radio Presents All Things Queer
Listen here! 


Beyond the Gender Binary: Yee Won Chong at TED Talks 


7-8:30 pm

Closet Free Radio 

KZSC 88.1 FM  DJs Kai Azada & Richard Baldwin

7-8 pm
Out in Santa Cruz 
KSCO 1080 AM
DJs Shaun Ordinario and
Steph Taylor

9 pm
Rachel Maddow Show  on MSNBC  Out lesbian dishes out news & current events with brilliant aplomb. More here.


out for work OUT For Work Presents: Free LGBTQ Online Networking Event

Mon, 3/10, 4-5pm, @ this link

It's a fact that networking is more likely to connect you to an internship or job -- and now OUT for Work is making it easy for you! Attend this free event and network online with other students and LGBTQ inclusive employers.


Queer Graduate Student Lunch 

Tues, 3/11, 12:30-2pm, Grad Commons 

Join fellow queer graduates--relax, eat healthy, yummy food, and connect! Info: dabbott@ucsc.edu 

PFLAG PFLAG Santa Cruz March Meeting
Tues, 3/11, 7-9pm, Peace United Church 900 High St, SC 
Join students and families from Santa Cruz County at PFLAG's monthly meeting with discussion groups followed by guest speaker Justin Schleifer discussing his book "Fractures". Justin will share his personal transgender journey, and his ability to overcome the hurdles placed in front of him.  UCSC Students Welcome! 

Queer Men's Beach Volleyball 
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, Main beach by Coconut Grove
All levels of play are welcome. No commitment necessary...stop by once or every week  


BlaqOUT Conference Info Sessions!
Wed or Thurs, 5:30-6:30 pm, Ethnic Res Ctrs Lounge
Are you LGBTQ and Black/African American or of African descent? Interested in attending the upcoming BlaqOUT student conference (Conference info here.) on April 18-19th at UC Riverside? Come to one of these info sessions on Wed or Thurs! Info: Shonte Thomas, sfthomas@ucsc.edu

Queer-Aware Math, Science, and Writing Tutoring @ the Cant˙ 
Fri, 3/14, 11am-12:30pm Cant˙ Queer Center 
Mazikeen Wagner will be offering FREE tutoring in calculus, trigonometry, algebra, most biology subjects, general chemistry, general physics, and/or writing as part of a weekly queer tutoring service. If you'd like to make an appointment, email here.  Drop-ins welcome.

Queer Theory Poster Exhibition 
Show runs through March 19th Stevenson Cafe
Co-sponsored by MAC (Multicultural Awareness Club) Stevenson, the Feminist Studies and History of Consciousness Departments, and Stevenson Cafe, with support from the Cantu Queer Center

"New Queer Cinema: FILM 165C"  This is one of the Arts Deans Lecture Series and will be taught by renowned writer B. Ruby Rich, professor of Film and Digital Media and Social Documentation.  All majors are welcome to enroll if currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior years.  The course satisfies an IM general educations requirement.

"Queering the Arts"  
Porter 32-A (2 units; Th. 2-3:45pm; Porter C-118)  
In "Queering the Arts" we explore diverse genres of art from the last 100 years including visual art, performance, literature, film, dance, music, and cross-genre work-from a diverse range of perspectives, including historical analysis and "queer theory". Open to Porter students during 1st 2 wks of enrollment then to all. Contact instructor for permission code: roxipower@ucsc.edu 
                            Upcoming Events 

 The Queer Queens of Qomedy Show

Sun, 3/23, 5pm, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St. SC.

We three Queens include the effervescent and bubbly comedian Poppy Champlin - the adept and loquacious comedy of Jennie McNulty and the sure fire reliable comedy of Karen Ripley. Buy tickets here. 
Queer Beer!
Thurs, 3/27, 8:30-10 pm, 519 Seabright, Ave, SC  
Look for the rainbows on the tables. Join queer UCSC grad students and friends for conversation and (no-host) food and drinks. Info: errgreen@ucsc.edu

Prof. Morris Ratner Lecture: A Monument Man in the Courtroom:  Litigating the Holocaust
Mon, 4/7, 7pm, Music Recital Hall 
UC Hastings College of Law professor who successfully led the legal charge against Swiss, German, Austrian and French entities in securing an $8 billion settlement for Holocaust survivors.

cantu building Lavender Reception during Alumni Reunion Weekend
Sat, 4/26, 4-5:30pm, Cant˙ Queer Center 
Come join other GLBTIQ alumni and mingle with the Cant˙ staff and students. Refreshments. Info: Deb Abbott, dabbott@ucsc.edu

pride! Mark your calendars for: KRESGE PRESENTS PRIDE! 
Sat, 5/31, 12-5pm, March: Noon, Quarry Plaza.  Festival: 2pm, Kresge Lower St 
Come out and celebrate the Queer and allied community with Kresge Presents Pride, an all inclusive and completely free campus wide event.  Info: jehhuynh@ucsc.edu 

Sun, 6/1, 12-5 pm, downtown Santa Cruz
Info here.

Thu, 6/12, 4-6:30 pm, Women's Center
Mark your calendars for our amazing year-end ceremony! Invite friends & family! Registration coming soon! 
What Has The Cant˙
Done For You?

"Lesbianism represents a commitment
of skin,
and bone."


"To borrow shamelessly from Audre Lorde, as a queer undocumented person, I know that there is no such thing as single issue struggles because we don't lead single issue lives." Prerna

March 6th ~ Stunning Photos Explore Transgender Life In Mongolia

March 3rd ~ Gay couple risk mob violence by holding public wedding in Myanmar 
March 1st ~ Chinese students send 3,000 letters to urge lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage 

Feb 26th ~ 40% of the world's gay population are living in countries that still criminalize gay sex 

The Cantu has many amazing folks who contribute their time and expertise. We're excited that Mazikeen Wagner is joining the Cantu family by offering their TUTORING TALENTS every Friday from 12-1:30pm. This is a FREE service of the Cantu. DO take advantage of it!

Deb facilitated a panel at the Multicultural Career Fair on Saturday. It was great witnessing terrific career advice from 4 attending UCSC queer alumni. It was wonderful reconnecting with alumni, too!

If you're an alumni reading QConnect, we would LOVE to see you at our upcoming Lavender Reception during Alumni Reunion Weekend. Lavender Reception will be on Sat. April 26th, from 4-5:30 pm. DO plan to join us!

Trans-Sister Radio
by Chris Bohjalian

This 2001 novel begins to explore concepts of gender identity in relation to sexuality through the fictional story of teens Allison and Dana.  After some time dating one another, Dana comes out to Allison as a trans woman, which in turn helps their relationship grow through the challenges they face in their community and families. 

Check it out a
t the Cant˙ library! 


Call-Out For Queer Writers!

(Deadline May 5th)

Contribute to the British Fantasy Society's Journal! We would like some of the material in issue #12 to reflect the theme "LGBT & fantasy". This could be fiction or poetry featuring LGBT characters, or non-fiction concerning LGBT authors or writing. Info:


LGBTQ Students and University Marketing Survey. Take here
stack of rainbow colored books 
Diversity Center Survey: 
The Effects of Privilege and Marginalization on LGBT Identity Integration and Emotional Well-Being
Enter to win a $20 Gift Card! Take it here!

South Asia by the Bay: A Graduate Conference
May 2nd-3rd, UCSC
This conference seeks to explore the interrelated, epistemological frameworks of gender studies and area studies in the multiple articulations of what constitutes of the subjects and studies of the terrain of "South-Asia."  Info here.






April 10-13th ~ Out & Greek Conference for  LGBT & Ally Fraternity & Sorority Leaders. San Diego, CA. JOIN THE UCSC CONTINGENT!

April 19th ~ BlaqOUT Retreat. UC Riverside. JOIN THE UCSC CONTINGENT! 


 April 25th ~

Queer Intimacies:  Seventh Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium @ University of Maryland  



May 2nd-3rd ~  QPOC Conference. San Diego State.  JOIN THE UCSC CONTINGENT! 


June 14th-July 4th ~ CETLAIC LGBTQ Summer LGBT Spanish program. Mexico.    


More upcoming queer conferences here
hands surrounding earth
Keep the Cant˙ Strong!